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A Message from the Water Spirits

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Born out of the Water by Виталий Смолыгин. Courtesy Publicdomainpictures.net.
Born out of the Water by Виталий Смолыгин. Courtesy Publicdomainpictures.net.

Okay, I have a Witch's message to share. I'm talking to the Pagans and any sympathetic spiritual paths who care to listen.

I am not prone to making public commentary like this because I often feel that people who do so are being arrogant and pretentious. Nevertheless, this is the vision I was given so I will share it as it was given to me. I'm not telling anyone what to do, but if you care to listen, this is what I feel I was asked to share. If this isn't something you're resonating with at this time, you won't hurt my feelings. But I'll thank people not to crap all over me about it. I'm doing this because if I believe in my faith, my faith moves me to do it, whether I look a fool or whether or not it's popular.

Last night, as people came home from work, I felt something I have not felt in months - drops of rain! I live in the Okanagan Valley, BC. I immediately got my drum and began drumming up a rain dance. The wind blew and the spirits answered, but there was no rain. They had a message though.

They said that the spirits of Water in North America are angry. They said that even those of us who walk with the Earth have been neglecting them. I imagine that when the flooding happened here in the spring, a lot of us witchy types told them to go away. Now they're having a temper tantrum. They're giving us the silent treatment here and they're raging elsewhere.

I begged them for rain and asked them how we could make it up to them. They asked us to go to the waterways near to us. First, clean up as much as we can. Remove debris, tidy garbage, etc. Then they asked us to celebrate them in ritual and make offering.

So I'm going to organize something like that here. I'm going to BX Creek over the next several days to do what I can. And I'll take anyone who wants to come down to Okanagan Lake on the Equinox to do the same. Please share and do what you can in your own communities.

That's all. Thanks for listening! Gods bless.

Update: There's an event that's being coordinated on Facebook. If you want to join it, you can do so here.

Published simultaneously on Between the Shadows.

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Sable Aradia (Diane Morrison) has been a traditional witch most of her life, and she is a licensed Wiccan minister and a Third Degree initiate in the Star Sapphire and Pagans for Peace traditions. Author of "The Witch's Eight Paths of Power" (Red Wheel/Weiser 2014) and contributor to "Pagan Consent Culture" and "The Pagan Leadership Anthology," she also writes "Between the Shadows" at Patheos' Pagan channel and contributes to Gods & Radicals. Sable is just breaking out as a speculative fiction writer under her legal name, and a new serial, the Wyrd West Chronicles, will be released on the Spring Equinox this year. Like most writers, she does a lot of other things to help pay the bills, including music, Etsy crafts, and working part time at a bookstore. She lives in Vernon, BC, Canada with her two life partners and her furbabies in a cabin on the edge of the woods.


  • nolongerhere
    nolongerhere Wednesday, 06 September 2017

    Who cares if many people don't believe you? Someone else will answer the call and improve the relationship with water. Those who speak to spirits know common experience. The magical adepts will know. The truly inspired priests who respect nature spirits-- whatever their path-- will know. Whether or not they call themselves priests.

    Water spirits always beg for humans to clean the waterways. Earth spirits beg for garbage to be taken away, and the land to be planted. You're not b.s.ing

    I'll add something for you that Lady Rio Grande taught me: trees reclaim the desert. Plant trees. The Chinese are doing it in the Gobi desert. Los Angelinos have done it a bit, replacing palm with native oak. The great tree spirits withdraw, too.


  • Sable Aradia
    Sable Aradia Wednesday, 06 September 2017

    Thank you. :)

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